% for the month. autos particularly hit hard. and it's likely superstorm sandy slowed business at the end of the month. >>> well, he is a rare breed, a wall street insider who has the president's ear. what is president obama thinking these days? and what can we expect of the fiscal cliff negotiations? robert wolf is an outside adviser to president obama. a former president of investment banking at ubs and now ceo of the firm 32 advisers. robert, great to see you. >> great to be here, maria. >> thanks for joining us. so you are a rare breed. you're a top wall street executive, but you have a very close relationship with the president. so talk to us about this drama over the fiscal cliff. are we still in the positive touring stage? how does this play out? >> i hope it plays out with a deal. i would have probably put it around 80% a deal. but i would have sliced it this way. i would say 50% of that 80 is that they come up with, like, $60 billion. which is six months of the ten years of the $1.2 trillion sequester. >> okay. >> okay? >> so that's a drop in the bucket. >> a drop in the bucket.